This report highlights the EPA Game Day Challenge, a national collegiate competition where colleges and universities compete to reduce waste through recycling and composting at football games and tailgates. It provides a brief background regarding the other colleges and universities that have participated nationally. This report aims to discuss the need for implementing the challenge. In addition, this report examines the planning, people, obstacles, and results of participating in the EPA Game Day Challenge at UMass Amherst on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. In addition, the report considers the implementation of the EPA Game Day Challenge for future years at the University to demonstrate it’s continued commitment to sustainability, and the collaboration among different departments on campus to reduce waste and subsequently reduce our environmental impact.
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